A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is embedded into the jaw in order to secure a replacement tooth or bridge. They are often used for patients who have lost a single tooth or a number of teeth as a result of disease or an accident. A thin metal rod, usually made from titanium, is used in place of the tooth root, acting as a support for the tooth.
The implant itself is a small post made from bio compatible metals or ceramics. It is inserted into the jaw under local an anaesthetic. Not only are implants a durable and long-lasting, modern solution to tooth loss, they also improve long-term oral health and are almost identical to natural teeth in both appearance and function.
Potential dental implant patients are eligible for a FREE consultation in order to assess their suitability for the procedure.
At Lockerbie Dental we value quality, and in light of this we use only Straumann Dental Implants. Straumann have been a world leader in dental implants for over 60 years. Based in Switzerland, their products use the finest materials and state of the art equipment, ensuring the best fit possible, which minimizes the risk of infection or other complications.
Meet your Dentist Winner of ‘dentist of the year’, Dr Colin Burns, with a special interest in Implants, is a highly regarded clinician in his field with over 20 years experience. Click here to find out more.